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University Study Finds Testosterone Therapy Not Linked To Heart Risk

149012428 Over the last few years you might have heard commercials offering treatments for Low Testosterone, often referred to as Low T. Testosterone is a hormone that naturally occurs in the body, and is the hormone that is associated with male vitality.  Low testosterone levels can result in various physical, sexual and psychological problems, including weight gain, loss of muscle mass, low bone density, erectile dysfunction, loss of sex drive, infertility, low energy, weakness, depression, insomnia, lack of motivation, low self-confidence, and issues with memory and concentration. As with many medical treatments there are risks involved, but as a recent study suggests, heart problems are not one of them.

A growing concern, in the U.S. and internationally, that testosterone therapy increases men’s risk for cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attack and stroke lead Jacques Baillargeon, to conduct the study. His work concluded along with a large body of evidence that is consistent with the findings of no increased risk of heart attack associated with testosterone use.

This University of Texas Medical Branch study of more than 25,000 older men shows that testosterone therapy was not associated with an increased risk of heart attack and, in fact, the group with the highest probability of cardiovascular problems showed a decrease in heart attack rates.

It is still too soon to claim that testosterone therapy may be good for your heart, but this news is helpful to the millions of men suffering from Low T symptoms who may have been on the fence about seeking treatment.

If you are thinking about seeking treatment for Low Testosterone (Low T),  or if you just have questions, schedule an appointment at Cratos Health Clinic, Call (719) 487-7777 to discuss with their experienced medical staff.

Original Article, posted by WSJ
http://online.wsj.com/articles/testosterone-use-doesnt-increase-heart-risk-study-finds-1404423497